Child Well-being

Grant-making Process & Criteria

The Child Well-being Program awards grants by directly inviting organizations to submit proposals that are then reviewed by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) staff and approved by the DDCF Board of Trustees. Although unsolicited proposals are rarely considered, inquiries about future support for projects that fall within the Child Well-being Program’s grant-making strategies can be submitted through a letter of inquiry. Due to the volume of funding inquiries, the Child Well-being Program does not accept funding inquiries over the phone. For more information about our funding strategies, please visit the program’s Goals & Strategies section. 

Areas Not Funded

At this time, the foundation does not directly support treatment programs or trauma services for victims; projects focused solely on childhood sexual abuse; prevention of bullying in schools and/or cyberbullying; self-protection or conflict resolution programs for children; or programs related to protecting children from internet predators or human trafficking. The foundation does not support individual requests for legal or medical help or counseling to resolve individual family problems.